i'm going on the road. this is to raise me here. by the people who live. on al-jazeera. this is al jazeera. this is the news live from coming up in the next sixty minutes. a festive mood in the middle of tension india waits the release of its captured pilot by pakistan. russia shores venezuela's vice president all full support hours after vetoing a u.s. led the u.n.
for fresh elections. official visit the north korean leader stays on in vienna for talks after his failed nuclear summit with the u.s. president. and in sports james harding is working great to being named the n.b.a.'s most valuable player for a second straight year hard hitting the heat for fifty eight points in the latest plan for the houston rockets. well there's a festive mood on the india and pakistan border thousands of indians have gathered to welcome a pilot who was captured by pakistan on wednesday the prime minister of pakistan iran can announce his release on thursday calling it a gesture of peace well these are live pictures of the. border where the handover is expected to take place it comes after in. pakistan said they shot down each
other's fighter jets in the disputed kashmir region on wednesday earlier airspace in the region was shut down however for pakistan the airports are now partially reopened and full services will resume from monday let's take you to seville romany's joining us from new delhi so tell us a little bit about the mood there. well certainly i think the pictures that you've seen there we've shown our international viewers from the border on the indian side certainly optimistic are festive perhaps even jovial to a certain extent as they wait for news of where we can come and then is now the scenario that we understand at the moment is that he has arrived at the border crossing area with pakistani military officials he will that be received by the red cross the neutral arbiter at the border crossing they will check that he is
the wing commander that the indian authorities want they will make sure they do and goes preliminary medical checks to make sure that he is well enough to travel and then he will be handed over to the red cross the red cross then hand him over to the indian authorities mainly the indian air force and there the indian air force also have to sign paperwork to authorize and confirm that he is the missing airman that they want back on their territory the assumption is that once all that formality has been processed he will then be whisked to amritsar international airport where he will be flown on a domestic flight to new delhi the capital and they're taken to air force headquarters where he'll be given a full medical check any treatment and then over the next few days dea briefed we don't expect them to actually be giving any sort of press conference sammy
but we are expecting at some stage on friday perhaps a press statement or even an on camera press conference with military personnel or so thanks for our day let's cross over though to the pakistani capital kamau hyder joins us from there everybody's waiting what's the word from islamabad kamar . well still we're still waiting as you mentioned and that. exchange or rather the prisoner handle was sorry it's supposed to be taking place any time world we're seeing on the local television and that it's going to happen soon however so far we don't have any information as to how long that very take obviously on the indian side the indian or preachers are present to receive the pilots normally i'd watch their defense david mode which people on both sides of the border by on the indian side we are told today crowds
were in order loud to come into died when you go any time within the next few minutes or maybe within the next hour that can go already completed by pakistan has stated that this is a move in order to deescalate the crisis and that is a piece of work and that pakistan expects endeared her to procreate by also toning down the rhetoric and trying to go for deescalation. all right come on high there from islamabad. this is the border area where it's expected when command i mean and will be released that of course will bring you more there soon as the process begins. now amid the tensions it's kashmir these living on both sides of that disputed border who are suffering the most imran khan reports now from chicago to. bike zero on
foot the residents of the lead in haste. this village on the disputed border area of kashmir known as the line of control is typical of many in the area. shelling from both sides is not uncommon but in recent days it's increased to levels not seen in two decades and people aren't taking any chances are that the more the amount of media but our way over there more days after us we keep saying here the government doesn't do anything we have to calm the insulted we're now wandering there's no point in living. from the village alone some three hundred families have fled in surrounding villages artillery shells have damaged houses in this village the women and children have left but the men have stayed behind to defend. we stand with the army we stand here just a kilometer away from the border we won't leave how forces behind there are also
similar scenes happening in indian administered kashmir is just part of that military checkpoint law is the line of control the affected border between pakistan and indian administered kashmir and it's not just on this side of the border that kashmir is all scared people are also fleeing from over the. shows from the pakistani side who increased in recent days. how do you play. may god protect everyone as well as hindus and six be the two powers you can cite so that peace prevails in the region and believe in. those prayers may well be in vain for now both pakistan and india are pushing each other diplomatically and militarily and so far neither shows any signs of backing down in the disputed region of kashmir is the people that are feeling the pain and once again they feel they're being used as pawns between the two nuclear powers. i deserve you.
russia's government says it stands behind venezuelan president nicolas maduro despite growing international pressure for him to resign but do those vice president of the league as has held a news conference in moscow alongside russia's foreign minister she says maduro are so to move on as well as state oil companies european office to moscow let's cross over now to moscow that's where step vasant joins us live from so what more is the venezuelan vice president than seeking from russia. well nicolas maduro of course needs all the support he possibly can get and russia has been his most vocal supporter until now the timing of the vice president's visit to moscow is interesting because only on thursday yesterday russia lost a vote on a resolution basically getting support from a dural and basically his control over international aid that food only got that
the resolution only got four votes of course which is quite a dramatic loss but still foreign minister lavrov has said today again that it's for russia stands firm in its support for do and also says that this is a coward ish attempt to topple a legally elected government and he also said that he knows that the united states has plans for military intervention that the united states is basically buying weapons in the eastern european countries as and has some kind of see syria like scenario scenario in venice away so he says everything needs to be done to be to stop that and not a single country neighboring country in the if in as well as support a scenario like that of course russia has a lot of stake in venezuela not only militarily but also canonically they put a lot of money billions of u.s. dollars in venture was venezuela khana me in recent years so of course. ousting
would be a major headache for russia. how much capital is the in russia to increase their commitment there already made quite sizable political as well as economic investment. they did indeed and the only actually concrete result from this visit today is that it's been announced that the office the head of the european office of the state oil company of venezuela will be moved to moscow from lisbon because of it as well as as we don't we can't get any guarantees from europe to defend our state assets anymore they have been stealing our state assets so that would be safer in moscow also russia has been sending seven a half tons of medication to venezuela and also a lot of agricultural products like wheat but nothing really concrete has been offered after that it's also interesting to know that the pasch of putin's
spokesman said that there hasn't been any new developments on lending any more money to venezuela and in april there will be a high level commission meeting between the two countries here in moscow so that gets russia a few more weeks to do to see and wait what's going to happen in venezuela until they would support the country with more money or a boss and thanks so much. the u.n. security council has rejected rival resolutions on venezuela the u.s. draft free and fair presidential elections and delivery of aid it was vetoed by russia and china a counter proposal by russia in support of the government failed to get enough votes christine certainly reports. that as well an opposition leader traveled to brazil on thursday visiting president chair both. masters of european union states it was part of a tour of several nations meant to ratchet up international pressure on president
nicolas maduro to step down. at the united nations quite knows allies attempted to do the same united states introduced a resolution calling for a free and fair elections in venezuela as well as humanitarian access but russia would not have it was opposed we are seriously concerned by the fact that today's meeting may be exploited as a step for preparations for real not humanitarian intervention and as a pretext for external intervention they vetoed the draft which was supported by nine other council members the u.s. a special representative for venezuela said the biggest threat to the venezuelan people came from their government regrettably by voting against this resolution some members of this council continue to shield and his cronies and prolong the suffering of the venezuelan people. more than three million people have fled the
country seeking food and medicine while others have taken to the streets in protest after an election widely regarded as illegitimate supporters of the resolution pointed out that it contained no authorization for military force but venezuela raised the specter of colonialism the power to this will has to do with having this one i saw at the end of an assault on people they behave like colonial east i'm not saying these. the project of recall and i say sure love latin america russia introduced its own resolution reaffirming the territorial integrity and political independence of venezuela but it only got four votes european countries which have also recognized quite doe accused russia of misrepresenting the us draft and venezuela of working against the interests of its own people. it is not true that the dilemma in the us well is between war and peace as they have said it is not true that a dilemma in one ideology or another in venezuela it is between democracy and
dictatorship. so the international stalemate continues nicolas maduro remains in power and one why don't the wonders if he'll be allowed to go home christine salumi al-jazeera the united nations front as well as opposition leader still out of the country building support among south american neighbors brazil's president hired watson are reinforced his backing of one way though at a meeting brazilian why those who travel to part of why on friday before returning to venezuela this threats plenty more still ahead on the news hour including pink champagne and cuban cigars why israel's attorney general says he plans to indict the prime minister. verdict on the murky investigation into the bombing of a jewish center in argentina twenty five years ago and it's paul roger federer is closing in on yet another career.
there have been competing narratives over why did nuclear isolation talks broke down between the u.s. president and the north korean leader of vietnam trump says the u.s. had to walk away over demands that lift all sanctions on pyongyang that view has been reiterated by u.s. secretary of state mike peo. i think the president had it exactly right he said they basically asked for for sanctions relief that's true they basically did ask for that. that was in exchange for. some relatively undefined but the scope of the present trip didn't think was adequate to justify that level of economic sanctions relief but north korea's foreign minister says the gondry out only hours full polish old sanctions relief he's accusing the u.s. of wasting an opportunity to strike
a nuclear deal. you into the united states removes partial sanctions namely removes the articles of sanctions that hamper the civilian economy and the livelihood of our people in particular we will permanently and completely dismantle all of the nuclear material production facilities in the young beyond area including plutonium and uranium and in the presence of u.s. experts and by the joint work of technicians in both countries you wouldn't told me young this proposal was the biggest denuclearization vision that we could take in the present state in relation to the current level of confidence between the d.p. r. k. and the united states. our diplomatic go into james space has more on the summit from hanoi. kim jong un has stayed on in vietnam meeting with the country's president has his isolated nation needs all the friends it can get with the global sanctions now likely to stay in place following the
failure of the summit what's happened has been a textbook example of the benefits and the drawbacks of top down face to face diplomacy bringing trump and came together last year in singapore worked they built a report and moved the world back from the brink of nuclear war. but in hanoi relying on the two leaders to conduct complex negotiations on the issues of north korea's nuclear program and the wide ranging global sanctions wasn't a success the north korean leader took a tough position calling for all the most recent sanctions to be lifted it was a step too far for the u.s. he actually had papers ready to be signed but it just wasn't appropriate i want to do it right i'd much rather do it right than do it fast an expert on the korean peninsula told me why he believes kim pushed hard to get so many sanctions lifted
so early in the process for the north koreans they see an opportunity to in the trump presidency to achieve some goals that they really wouldn't expect to achieve with a quote unquote normal president in the white house so for them there is a little bit of urgency and of course sanctions relief is a relatively urgent matter for north korea as a purely as a matter of economic expediency there have actually been two similar taney a step or matic process is south korea's diplomacy with the north led the way of the winter olympics almost exactly one year ago and when u.s. diplomacy with north korea faltered at the end of last year it was president mungy in of south korea who rescued things. minutes after boarding air force one and leaving vietnam the first person president trump phoned was president moon it's clear south korea is now being given the job of cleaning up this mess james outages
in. washington is still reeling after a damning testimony to congress by president transform a lawyer michael cohen but a gathering of conservative conservatives are outside washington the attacks on the president's made back as more fervent john hendren reports from oxon hill maryland . one day after president trump's former lawyer in fixer accused the president of committing crimes in and out of office conservatives stand solidly behind him this is step one in the democrats' crazy efforts to impeach the president the united states michael is a convicted liar and that's who the democrats size their star witness michael cohen implicated the president in a series of crimes violating campaign finance laws with payoffs to mistresses and knowing about leaked e-mails to democrats and meetings with russians but at the annual conservative political action conference he found only support on the main stage this is the most conservative president. since ronald reagan if not in
american history and among the conservatives chatting in the hallways i think everybody loves just don't know what you know. it wasn't always like this donald trump was once considered a person unknown grata here in two thousand and sixteen many walked out when candidate trump was scheduled to speak later canceled what she packed his long stood for cutting the national debt religious piety the hawkish military family values and now a president to his challenge them on every front now they seem to support him more than ever i think the president has accomplished more than two years and any president in my lifetime i'm sixty nine years old i've seen a lot of them come and go so why is trump so popular among conservatives when he's such an unconventional figure perhaps because he's delivered for them too conservative supreme court justices tax breaks deregulation
a bull walk against gun control and an expanding economy for that they seem willing to put up with some quirks ethical concerns marital infidelity and an undisciplined twitter feed. many also support his relentless attacks on the media and god's word about god despite cohen's testimony and expanding the rave investigations that target him when trump speaks here on saturday he enters a safe place where he is expected to be welcomed as a conservative hero john hendren al jazeera oxon hill maryland the embattled president. bashir has stepped down as leader of the ruling national congress. of the main call by protests as has been for him to resign as president the move comes as thirteen protests in sudan are the go to jail. and five years. they've been sentenced by
a cold established under the country's recent be imposed state of emergency earlier this week by public gatherings in a bid to stop the demonstrations to morgan has more from car too. president bashir delegating his powers to the deputy of their ruling party i met her is no surprise to expected last week when he announced a state of emergency on friday but the question is will the logistics hold for the future of sudan let's remember that as part of the digital given yesterday it's said that the president is still getting power to the deputy and till the election that the religious right is convention annual convention is held that was supposed to be done in april but that has been postponed indefinitely so it's not clear when that would happen and then again the question is if it does not happen in time what does that mean for the elections a settlement the state of emergency is set to last for a year after that there should be elections next year in april twenty twenty but with an amendment to the constitution part it was not conventional it's part of the question is will there be elections of course the state of emergency was also
imposed to stop start the process that had been going on for ten years that hasn't happened is that you see thousands of people coming out defying the state of emergency that was imposed so at the moment we have people who are very defiant of them sort of allege of saying that we'll continue to protest and tell the president steps down we have a president who has delegated his power to his deputy and said that he said who's stepping back to try to be a leader of the of of the whole country not just his party and we have a party that is basically each in other words for lack of better words sidelined because right now the government is controlled by the military most of the people that the president appointed after the state of emergency are part of the military including the eighteen governors of eighteen provinces that he appointed after the state of emergency was announced a gunfight between police and five thousand somalia's capital is now over somali special forces spent several hours battling members of the armed group mogadishu made earlier bombed the hotel and were shooting of soldiers who were trying to enter the building and these twenty nine people were killed in the hotel attack.
thousands of algerians are protesting against plans by president of the us these beautiful egotistic a fifth term police have surrounded government buildings ahead of what could be the biggest protest in decades organizers have called for a million miles march the demonstrations began just over a week ago a two year old beautifully call will seek reelection in april after having served twenty years in power. for margin time president carlos menem has been cleared of involvement in a cover up of a nine hundred ninety four jewish center bombing that killed eighty five people but the court jailed retired judges the judge rather led the investigation into the attack along with ex intelligence chief. iran was blamed for carrying out the bombing but it denies any involvement there is about reports. for twenty five years they demanded justice they accuse the argentine state of failing
them the prison sentence issued on thursday gave them something they had so long been after. said here was danes wife was killed in the attack on the jewish community center in argentina. i have a bit more peace now because we knew we were being lied to they always ignored the victims for them it was all about politics and trying to hide what really happened but destroyed all the evidence so we still don't know whether anything they say is true. the one nine hundred ninety four attack against the army i was argentina's worst terrorist attack eighty five people were killed and more than three hundred injured. argentine judges had always claimed iran was behind the attack a charge it long denied. but the coverup operation carried out by the administration of then president menem has prompted even more questions about what
really happened. during the trial prosecutors attempted to prove that a four hundred thousand dollars bribe was paid to a police informant witnesses work and there was a failure to investigate what is known as the syrian lead that lead involved a close friend of former president cattlemen m. who was originally from syria men m. was acquitted in the trial. for the man son was also one of the victims in the attack. i'm not happy with the result the sentences were too short and menem was acquitted i was hoping for a lot more because they harm the investigation every day that passes our chances of seeing justice become small this sentence confirms that not only members of the administration of the catalogue man i'm back in the one nine hundred ninety s. but also prosecutors and a judge were involved in miss directing the investigation into the attack some of the relatives are saying that they're hoping that a new investigation will begin now that will help them shed light into what
happened twenty five years ago. has been filled with irregularities a prosecutor investigating the case with a shot in the head four years ago. lawyers say the trial sends a strong message to the argentine judiciary who has been accused of being driven by political motives in the past. this is a message to the justice system that everything that has gone wrong with the army cannot happen again you cannot invent false cases you cannot coerce witnesses intelligence officers cannot be involved and it continues to happen all the time. thursday sentence does not help those who lost their loved ones find closure. but it certainly shows the failure of the argentine state in finding the truth. the pineapple express is bad but not necessarily welcome in california rubs his
heels why yes sadly it doesn't bring pineapples they brings rain but it does start from the heart of pine makes sense yeah makes us in hawaii but this is a stream of cloud and it ends up here on the coast of california sometimes it's as fallen north as vancouver but it's been moving further south or east and it's a constant stream of enough moisture to bring persistent right is exactly what's been happening in the central valley of california bit further north as well this is sonoma county we looked at the russian river flowing same results it looks like about half a meter to a meter over quite a wide area in fact if you look at how much has fallen in the last five days there is about half a meter is worth of rain so all got to go somewhere so i'm just lies in level ground the current picture is there is still clouds in this general area at the moment it's not raining but if he's going to the rain will return if you want to get in a pulse on this river the atmosphere in the upper atmosphere and it runs in so once
more it's going to rain in san francisco and in sonoma county and in the not provide drying grapes unfortunately because the higher ground you got caught happens here in nevada snow i mean it's only five percent now officially below where it should be ninety five cent a couple years ago in dry conditions this is a brilliant winter position for california one useful thing however winter prevails elsewhere in the u.s. all the way along the north and towards the northeast kona snow is still falling if anything temperatures are due to drop once more summer. well still ahead on al-jazeera another blow in the fight to contain the about the epidemic in the democratic republic of congo. we need to stop killing one another to demonstrate that killing is wrong the words of a former execs at a forum examining the death penalty. and small we'll hear from world boxing champion ken valdez about his plans to win another title belt.
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to tell the real stories are just mended is to deliver in-depth journalism we don't feel inferior to the audience across the globe. welcome back you're watching are just zero time to recap our headlines there's a festive mood on the india pakistan border near brits are thousands of indians have gathered to welcome a pilot who was captured by pakistan on wednesday. prime minister iran can announce his release on thursday calling it a gesture of peace. russia has vowed to continue support the venezuelan president nicolas maduro despite growing international pressure for him to resign venezuela's
vice president says madeira has ordered the european office of the state oil company to be moved to moscow. north korea's leader kim jong un as the vietnamese president in hanoi comes just a day after nuclear talks with the u.s. president dog broke down after disagreements over international sanctions. israel's attorney general says he plans to indict prime minister benyamin netanyahu for bribery fraud and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases. dismissed the allegations as a politically motivated witchhunt the announcement comes ahead of elections in april bernard smith reports from west jerusalem he is the first sitting israeli prime minister to be charged with bribery fraud and breach of trust benjamin netanyahu says he's innocent and will stay in his post. i am telling
you citizens of israel this house of cards will collapse i'm certain about this i am four thousand percent certain about this i plan to keep serving you and the state as the prime minister for many years to come don't believe all the spin this depends on you it's not dependent on the officials or the analyst. there's no legal requirement for him to step down. and parties will feel to the supreme court say look at slow it's not logical the job of the prime minister is a very complicated job because those security issues insist at the core nomic issues you cannot the law serve spend days in. the court netanyahu is in the middle of an election campaign which if you wins puts him on course to be israel's longest serving prime minister but investigators say netanyahu made decisions to benefit a friend who is the main shareholder in israel's biggest internet infrastructure
provider in return you get positive coverage from this friends popular news website browse. netanyahu is charged with fraud and breach of trust because he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in lavish gifts and there are allegations of a deal that would guarantee favorable coverage from a popular newspaper as of. the corruption investigation has been going on for years and doesn't seem to have dented netanyahu is popularity. says that guy only bibi he's innocent these supporters are saying play the role of the underdog most of the media. the left wing. india's been using this to persuade the voters of the likud that is. haunting him and. want to topple the regime and they want to go. to him
benjamin netanyahu will now have an opportunity to argue his case before the attorney general who will then make a final decision on whether to go ahead with the indictment and that is months away what matters now in an election campaign has become quite tight is whether any new details emerge about the nature of the charges netanyahu faces whether the unsavory new details that there are enough to put off currently loyal supporters burnitz me out jazeera west jerusalem the u.s. is offering a one million dollar reward for information about osama bin laden's son the state department says hamza bin laden is emerging as a leader of al qaida and says he could be on the afghan pakistan border prominent philippine journalist maria ressa has filed a motion to dismiss the cyber libel case against her the rappler founder publish a story about the businessman in two thousand and twelve but the rest argues the law under which the charges were filed came into effect two years later she says
it's just the latest in a string of politically motivated accusations against her maria ressa says journalists in the philippines are being pressured to abide by whatever narrative the government provides. it's quite a it's a series of harassment i mean if you take a look in the last year or so rappler has been slammed with ten live court cases that are taking up my time taking up our resources the second thing that really stands out for me is that this is the sixth time sixth time that i've posted bail in two months this case cyber libel is a case that i was arrested and detained for a play on my rights i think as a citizen we were violated because i should have been granted bail immediately. i guess the end point is this these are just legal acrobatics to try to get journalists to toe the line i think we're sandwiched between propaganda machine and
social media ninety seven percent of filipinos are on facebook facebook is our internet and both on facebook twitter you tube where are you go and you'll see this also al-jazeera is a victim of this when you do a story that sets out the facts challenges for example the number of people killed in a brutal drug war that began in july plans seem if it isn't the government narrative you are pounded with thousands and millions of attack messages in month one kings for me in october twenty sixth you know i actually counted and i was getting ninety nine zero messages per hour that's bottom up top down the government then uses its vast powers to pressure you into. following its narrative and in our case you can see that mouth ten cases and six times posting bail six times in two months ninety two thousand and one because it's a fine tree in the u.s. state of pennsylvania have gone on strike they're on happy it changes to their pain
conditions it's the may just drawing can the manufacturing industry since donald trump came to the white house on the reports from erie pennsylvania. david plato works the factory floor assembling train locomotives he said third generation from his family who has worked at the plant but today he's out in front of the factory on strike one of more than one thousand seven hundred welders and machine operators who are fighting to keep their jobs report for america no longer a race to the bottom we're tired of it so we're making a stand right here the general electric plant is now under new ownership web tech a conglomerate that generates eight billion in revenue is the new owner protesting workers picketing and all the entrances to the plant say the new company wants to
cut pay for new workers and force overtime something web tech says is standard practice for the industry and that's exactly the problem according to the union boss workers' wages and rights are being stripped every day from country to country location location state to state here in the united states and at some point you know american workers are going to have to take a stand and say we've had enough the last time union members here at this plant in erie one on strike was fifty years ago right now this is the biggest strike in the manufacturing industry anywhere in america in the last three years so for the strike has not gotten the attention of president donald trump this election victory was largely thanks to his popularity in places like erie fueled by campaign promises to protect good paying manufacturing jobs according to a local economist the number of manufacturing jobs in erie have been cut in half in the last decade reflecting the trend in the industry across the united states the
trends from technology that affect the labor market with the competitive pressures do to cope with zation that affect the labor market unfortunately those are one. we see as the major reasons why we see lots of disruptions but for david paletta and his factory floor coworkers this is a stand that they won't back down from force they are here for as long as it takes . years whatever it takes for workers determined to protect their jobs no matter what. al jazeera erie pennsylvania the medical charity doctors without borders has suspended its work at the epicenter of the epidemic in the democratic republic of congo two of its clinics were burned down in the latest attack against aid workers trying to contain the dangerous virus alexy o'brien reports this is all that's left of an ebola treatment center in the eastern congo
town of. attack is set fire to the building on wednesday before engaging in a gun battle with security forces for people with confirmed cases of the highly contagious virus played the same and are still missing but you certainly would miss not forgettable is a lethal disease an extremely contagious illness and tired families in north if you have been in dismay to entire villages in west africa have disappeared because of the epidemic so the health workers are here to avoid. it was the second such attack this week on sunday and now the treatment center just a few kilometers away and was burned to the ground the brother of a patient was killed as he tried to escape the blaze. they set fire to areas that were not for treatment like the changing in utility rooms which were burned down in any case the treatment center is no longer
operational. this is the outbreak began last august and is the worst in the country's history it's believed to have killed more than five hundred fifty people so far and infected about three hundred others i'd workers have faced what the world health organizations called a toxic mix of violence and community mistrust. the health ministry says foreign and local medical teams have been attacked on average three to four times a week. as armed groups of ifa control of the region which is rich in minerals. this is the first time in a bull outbreak has happened in such an unstable and insecure area like eastern congo it's a challenge for us on a daily basis for all the teams who answer the call to fight against the epidemic. the charity says its immediate focus is the safety of its patients and staff but with its medical work suspended it could affect the battle to stop the virus from
spreading and congo and across its borders. on al jazeera. more than twenty thousand prisoners around the world all on death row now reform in belgium is examining whether capital punishment to choose it should be abolished or brand new reports from brussels. who deserves to die the title of saffir morris photographic portrait series on display here at the world congress against the death penalty in brussels within one hundred. years the status of the day this is a campaigning for him petitioning for clemency and advocating judicial reform with a remarkable cross-section of speakers and delegates my name is and. i spent twenty years in prison twenty of those years was on death row for granted i didn't commit and demain was wrongly convicted of murder in tennessee since his release he uses his office to educate and campaign as long as you have to deal county innocent
people go and i cain't think a nobody did support the idea there were say that i supported so much no innocent people know me. you know willing to sacrifice or maybe. to maintain a system nine hundred ninety three prisoners were known to have been executed in twenty seventeen although no figures are available from china which is believed to have executed several thousand people every year my name is jerry givens for seventeen years i was a cheat executioner for the state of virginia he executed sixty two prisoners but the inevitability that one day he might take an innocent life led this devout man to quit before that could happen mistakes cannot be undone we need to stop killing we need to stop killing one another to demonstrate to killing this wrong we know that is wrong we need to show love for one another if we can replace their love. the hay tree it will be a better world for everybody one hundred fourteen countries have already a polish the death penalty and thirty two more have introduced
a moratorium on its use but as you can see from this great swathe of red here many countries are continuing to resist reform. but just this week egypt's president sisi rebuffed european union criticism and defended his country's use of execution by saying the two regions had two different cultures but the abolitionist campaign is remain hopeful in southeast asia there is definitely room for positive sides start from the decision of the malaysian government to abolish the death penalty let's see if they succeed but they have the willingness this is very important argument sometimes used in favor of capital punishment include to terence and retribution interpretations of religious law may also play a part the conclusion here though is that essentially it's a political and human rights debate and one that is slowly shifting. al-jazeera brussels. the world of classical music has lost one of its leading figures.
or comeback aside from the border standoff diplomatic tensions are also brewing between new delhi and slam a bad august dance foreign minister is boycotting a meeting of the organization of islamic cooperation after india was invited sharp mahmood qureshi is skipping the oh i see event in abu dhabi and has sent lower ranking officials instead he says it's because india is not a member of the fifty seven nation organization india's external affairs minister is attending as a guest of honor and is urged for pressure to be put on countries that support what she calls terrorism if we want to see that.
and frankly decade it is meant to be introspective that there are just games and. thanking and shakers that get it in a.z. she is based in that country. will talk about this a little bit later but first the ongoing standoff over the disputed kashmir region well known alum is a security and political analyst joins us from islamabad good to have you with us first of all do you see a deescalation trend setting in now if pakistan releases this pilot. well brink of mind that have been london has been released and it has been announced that he'll be hundred over to do indian authorities shortly but i don't believe this will be followed by any sort of deescalation at least from the indian side because asshole enough the announcement was made by
a prime minister cameron hahn in the pakistani parliament yesterday we saw that prime minister not in the room or the he kept on repeating the same lines and he kept on talking along the same lines which spoke about war and never spoke about peace or any sort of that deescalation he also thought that this is all a pilot for object which had been done and he is going to be implemented on a much larger scale eventually so i don't think. the escalation is yet being announced by the indian and i'm get to see that from at least our indian counterparts it may come in action but it has not come in terms of any kind of words or speeches or any kind of statement from the official in saying that this clashes change the calculus for cross border attacks. the cross border attacks i don't think will matter any further because. as long as
the indians are in the state of elections elections are just around the corner we've also heard from the party jumped up party cannot because chief that this particular preemptive attack by the indian side is going to is going to win them better margins in the among those from the stay on the back of the long lead to s don's perhaps approach an attitude towards groups which launch cross border attacks which india of course regards pakistan as responsible for will pakistan's approach change as a result of this. pakistan has been very categorically clear when it comes to cross border did resume whenever that we have any sort of actionable intelligence or actionable evidence is provided from the indian and pakistan has been willing and pakistan has been. going there will probably start i think. based on the other side of the border and they operate freely.
we have received or dorsey or from the indian side it's with the ministry of foreign affairs here in pakistan and pakistan is yet to evaluate the intelligence provided and sent to us by the indian side for in that goes again i assure you it is east i feel that there is going to be some. pressure here from the pakistani civil society as well as from the pakistani side of the parliament particularly the opposition to initiate action and to walk the talk promised to india that whenever there is any sort of intelligence actionable intelligence we are going to initiate thanks so much for your thoughts or it's time to catch up with the sports and his followers sammy thank you so much roger federer has a chance later to move closer to winning his one hundred torah title american jimmy connors is the only other player to achieve the feat federer is into the semifinals
at the divide championships after to set win over hungary's martin shoulder then the thirty seven year old well placed sixth seed born of corage croatia and last four. yeah. i'm happy it's over that we had a couple arrange allays gusty winds again march on playing well save to separate the first it was dramatic at the end so. i got to go and. ferrari's sebastian vettel has set the fastest time on day four of testing in barcelona the german did team a child for a cleric who had been the previous quickest this week vettel time was a hundredth of a second quicker than the cleric is mark one minute sixteen point two two one is also the path this time in winter testing so far the new season begins with the australian grand prix on march the seventh being well earlier we spoke to one writer who says title success at ferrari is long overdue for arias the
most famous brand in formula one you think that's why you think for ari really ferrari being successful it's a big news story to sports a whole really with his it's most famous famous thing and also to come and then the skeleton savings dominance as well and to sort of shake things up a little bit a bit like saints to go from red bull a few years ago. and have a really really good impactful for no one for ari of seeds hopes of the hall of italy basically on as well it's very very important for our country they are successful and yeah i think that tired of not being not being world champions and after all the success with michael schumacher and thousands i think now they're trying to rebuild that in and see get back up to the very top and it's crucially important that they end this drought a student's possible i'm saying someone the last five championships for a reason and i think they can take confidence in the fact last year they did sort of out develop a catch for our across the course of the season so even if they're on the back to
early on that it now still fancy their chances of making up the gap but yeah to still be a little bit concerned after last year and far it's begin with that it's been a similar story this time around. james harden is looking good in his effort to be damed the n.b.a.'s most valuable player for a second straight year hard hit fifty eight points and his latest game winning performance he used the rockets were twenty one points down in third quarter against mimes he hit back thanks to their star player hard and able to lead his team to a narrow one hundred twenty one two hundred eighteen when it's the most points ever scored by a single player against the heat and is also hard in six fifty five point game of the season and daniel jacobs believes he can seal his boxing like a c. when he takes on canelo alvarez in the middle weight unification bout became a three division world champion after his win over britain's rocky fielding in december is only korea last game against floyd mayweather jacob spent close to two
years out of the ring due to bone cancer before making his return in twenty twelve is i.b.s. middleweight title will be on the line when he faces alvarez in may know him and. he's a very strong mental fighter you know his history and his past and that showed his perseverance and that's a big strength when a fighter walks in mentally strong and with the will to win it makes him very very difficult to beat but i love that i invite that because i'm that type of fighter very strong willed that's going to just give a great fight for them and it's going to be a great fight because i know for me this is my one shot you know and i know that kanellos been used to giving great performances so he's going to show up this is what he does this is what he's used to it will be more special for me it's not even though it's not my first rodeo to me you know this is everything you know so i'm not going to show up like some kid happy to be at the circus i'm more pretty i want
to actually be a part of that can take over the show and be the you know be the headliner. former manchester united star marine a felony has made a good start to life and the chinese premier league the belgian scored the winner on debut for shange dong lang as they beat raging at ran a one nil slings new pup signed him for a reported thirteen point two million dollars in february he had spent five years at old trafford but had fallen out of favor since the arrival of only going to chill sure as united's caretaker manager. and some over excited football fans in australia cause a bit of damage to their stadium this was the reaction of sydney f.c. fans when cameron devlin scored the winning goal in injury time giving sydney a two no win over adélie united in a lake incidentally their team is now closing in on the title. and that's all you sport for now it's now back to you sammy. bats for this news hour be back in
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